As I have said many times in the context of many similar incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from a jihadist. This is yet more fruit of the unwillingness to make even a cursory attempt to take that fact into account.
And every few weeks (the last time was September 26), I find the paragraph above in the archives and post it again.
And yet the dhimmi dim bulbs in the intelligence community in Washington are busy making sure that none of their teaching materials offend terror-linked Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S. This latest mass murder in Afghanistan is the fruit also of their witless useful idiocy and political correctness. They have done nothing and are doing nothing to equip American personnel in Afghanistan with any understanding of why this might happen, so as to allow them to guard themselves against it. And so the death toll of willful blindness, fantasy-based policymaking and politically correct falsehoods about Islam continues to mount.
"13 Americans Said to Be Among Killed in Kabul Attack," by Rod Nordland and Sharifullah Sahak for the New York Times, October 29 (thanks to Bill):
[...] In addition, three Australian NATO soldiers were killed on Saturday by an Afghan soldier who turned his weapon on them, Afghan officials said....
The attack on the Australians took place in the Nish District of Kandahar Province, at a forward operating base used by Australian troops to train the Afghan National Army. Gen. Abdul Hameed, the commander of the Afghan National Army’s 205th Corps, said an Afghan Army trainee opened fire on his Australian trainers, killing three of them as well as an Afghan interpreter. At least nine others were wounded, General Hameed said, seven of them Australians.
“We don’t know the cause of this shooting yet, and we are investigating,” he said.
Yes, it's a total mystery!
“The soldier was not new, the first phase of his training was completed and he was in the second phase of his training.”...
In Khost, unknown gunmen opened fire on a car Friday night, killing four of the occupants, all of them drivers for NATO supply vehicles, said Col. Zeyarat Gul Azans, spokesman for the Khost police chief.
Also on Saturday, a young female suicide bomber on foot attacked government offices in eastern Asadabad city, wounding four, according to the chief of security for Kunar Province, Abdul Sabor Allayar. Guards at the Afghan intelligence service spotted the woman, who was wearing a burqa, and shot her to death before she could get close enough to cause much harm, he said.